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Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in Niagara

July 5, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

The unemployment rate went up across Canada, but dropped slightly in Niagara.

According to Statistics Canada; Niagara's rate is now 5.7 percent, compared to the 5.8 percent that was reported in May.

Ontario wide the rate shot up to 5.4 percent from 5.2 percent.

Nationally; the rate is now 5.5 percent, up slightly from 5.4 percent. 

The economy lost 2,200 jobs last month, but Canada's jobless rate is still staying close to a four decade low.